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Colin Firth portrays King George VI in "The King's Speech." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, for 12 Academy Awards, including for best film and best actor for Mr. Firth. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Laurie Sparham)
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Colin Firth portrays King George VI in "The King's Speech." The film was nominated Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, for 12 Academy Awards, including for best film and best actor for Mr. Firth. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Laurie Sparham)

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